AMERICA TIMES

EARMARKS: It’s Raining PIGS in Washington

Posted in Economy, People - Barack Obama by americatimes on March 12, 2009
pigs9,000 PIGS ARRIVED
Obama approved another spending bill named Omnibus Appropriations Act full of pork…9,000 of them.

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FactReal
provides a list of some of the controversial earmarks/pork/bribery:

BRIBERY
While Americans’ retirement savings and house values vanish, Obama signed another BRIBERY BILL (AKA Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009). He will take money from your pocket to finance these politicians’ interest projects. How many jobs will be created or how will these help to stop the recession:

$6.6 MILLION for TERMITE RESEARCH
$5.8 MILLION for TED KENNEDY INSTITUTE FOR THE SENATE
$5.0 MILLION for SUGARBEET/AVIAN DISEASE
$3.8 MILLION for TIGER STADIUM
$2.7 MILLION for WOOD EDUCATION (??)
$2.2 MILLION for GRAPE GENETICS
$2.0 MILLION for ASTRONOMY PROMOTION
$1.8 MILLION for PIG & MANURE ODOR
$1.7 MILLION for HONEY BEE
$1.2 MILLION for CITRUS CANKER (which doesn’t affect the fruits)
$1.0 MILLION for CRICKETS
$819,000 for CATFISH GENETICS
$800,000 for OYSTER REHABILITATION
$473,000 for LEFTIST NATIONAL COUNTIL OF LA RAZA (THE RACE)
$469,000 for FRUIT FLY
$380,600 for CARBON NEUTRAL GREEN CAMPUS
$300,000 for GO GIRL GO! (???)
$250,000 for LOBSTERS
$225,000 for EVERYBODY WINS! (???)
$209,000 for BLUEBERRY IMPROVEMENTS
$200,000 for TATTOO REMOVAL
$100,000 for READY WILLING & ABLE (??)

 

ANOTHER BROKEN PROMISE: EARMARK ORGY

OBAMA THEN:
promised Earmark Reform…he’d go line by line
OBAMA TODAY:
signed today the Omnibus bill with 9,000 Earmarks

Mr. Obama, what is a ‘worthy’ earmark? Bribing special interest groups with taxpayer money?

…more sources here

Related:
How the economic crisis was created, Business as usual for Obama, Obama signs earmarked bill, Government’s big raise, Obama on pork

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